Do you remember the first time you felt a boat propelled by the breeze? When the sails filled, and the craft began to make way with only the sounds of the water on the hull and the wind in the rigging? Do you remember feeling the magic of ballast, leverage and airfoil as you first sailed impossibly against the wind, or how you felt connected to the sailors of centuries and millennia ago when you hauled a line? Now think what a gift it is to share all this with someone else.
The Mighty Z After facing years of waves and war, the Zuni/Tamaroa Navy tug may have found a home in Hampton Roads thanks to some dedicated volunteers.
By Phyllis Speidell In the midst of a battle few survivors will talk about, Glenn Fox looked up and saw the U.S. flag raised on Mount Suribachi. With the roar of Marine cannons reverberating around him, he could spot Japanese solders scrambling among the boulders further down Iwo Jima's black sand beach. It was February 1945 and Fox was 18, a Navy machinist mate aboard the USS Zuni, and too busy to be scared—or aware, he says, of "how much history was being made up there."
HamptonRoads.com PilotOnline.com The Zuni Maritime Foundation wants to dock the 66-year-old Navy salvage tug on the ... The Zuni is currently docked at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in ... hosted.ap.org hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VA_HISTORIC_SHIP_VAOL-?SITE=VANOV&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
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October 10, 2008 -
I am a freelance photographer, with emphasis on 'free.' I like to shoot special events and Boats and share the pictures with anybody interested. Most of my images are captured around Historic Olde Towne, hence the name. Sometimes I slip down to the seashore for therapy, so you'll be treated with a few beach pictures from time to time.
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May you always have a gentle breeze and following seas.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ---------- Mark Twain